Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., is currently seeking a motivated team player to fulfil the role of Senior Structural Engineer. The position will be based in our Chicago, IL office.
Wood Chicago is a leader in the Transportation industry, serving federal, state, and local DOT's. Wood has key contracts in place and a strong project portfolio presenting opportunities for rapid expansion of this practice. The Chicago Structural Engineering team also supports other offices throughout North America, working not only on Transportation projects, but other Structural related disciplines as well. These disciplines include small building analysis / design, and a variety of miscellaneous structures supporting our Power, Industrial and Rail Clients. We are looking for an experienced Structural Engineer who can lead a design team, serving as an Engineer of Record, as well as mentor younger staff. An Illinois Structural Engineer’s license is required.
Our team is known for innovation and outstanding customer service and will continue to build on these values. This is a unique opportunity offering technical challenges, project leadership and potential for growth within a large, diverse, and dynamic firm offering solutions to local and international clients.
Perform analyses for complex engineering projects
Design of highway bridges incorporating applicable State DOT practices and AASHTO LRFD Specifications
Design of railroad bridges incorporating AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering practices (as needed)
Support the Bridge Group in executing projects of varying sizes and complexities including bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and pedestrian structures
Develop and review preliminary and detailed engineering plans for new bridges, bridge rehabilitation design for existing bridges, and detailed design for new bridge structures; develop bridge construction plans and specifications
Perform bridge evaluations including inspections and load ratings; if NBIS certified
Use of advanced bridge analysis / design software such as LEAP Enterprise, MDX, etc.
Prepare engineering computations, material quantity take-offs, and cost estimates
Support bridge inspection assignments (as needed)
Maintain client relationships to further establish Wood’s presence in the field of bridge engineering field
Mentor and provide assistance in the support and development of junior Bridge Group staff
Support the Bridge Group manager as well as the broader Transportation Infrastructure Group with proposal and miscellaneous technical efforts
Previous experience as a Project Manager is a plus but is not required
Skills and Qualification
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Structural focused) is required; A Master’s degree or higher will be considered a plus
Registration as an Illinois Structural Engineer (SE) is required
Professional registration in other states will be considered a plus
Previous experience with Illinois DOT and Illinois Tollway projects preferred
Sound understanding of the LRFD Highway Bridge Design Code (AASHTO)
Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
Communication skills and problem - solving ability is essential in your work with multi - disciplinary team members and clients; a strong work ethic is required
Experience in small building analysis / design is a plus
Experience in the design / analysis of other miscellaneous structural elements in support of industrial facilities is a plus
Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, with an ability to work effectively in a team environment with minimum supervision and high personal standards for quality control
Demonstrate strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and have a flexible approach to work assignments
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com